Mafia III’s Licensed Soundtrack and Latest Inside Look

Posted on 23 Aug 2016 by
David Pink

2K games and Hangar 13 have released the newest edition of their ongoing ‘Inside Look’ series, providing an in-depth peek at some of the characters, locations and the development of their upcoming open-world action sequel, Mafia III. We’ve briefly discussed in the past a few of these Inside Look featurettes, but this week we are treated to the ninth installment, simply titled ‘Burke’, with a personal highlight from members of Hangar 13’s writing team about the relationship and situations between Mafia III’s lead character, Lincoln Clay, and the leader of the Irish mob of New Bordeaux’s Thomas Burke. The two unlikely friends team up with the common goal of taking down the powerful Marcano family.

In other great news, especially for all those music aficionados out there like myself, comes details of Mafia III’s officially licensed soundtrack. Boasting a very respectable list of over one hundred of the most iconic in music histories genre-defining 1960s tracks. These quintessentially classic sounds that defined an era will undoubtedly help the players to connect and further immerse themselves into the booming world of 1968 New Bordeaux. I for one can’t wait to be cruising down the mean streets of the fictional New Orleans city with the sounds of The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beach Boys, Cream, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane and Johnny Cash, just to name a few, blasting through my cars radio.

For more details about the newest Inside Look and for a complete track list please check out the press release below.

Official Press Release

Windsor, UK – August 22, 2016 2K and Hangar 13 today revealed the complete soundtrack of more than 100 quintessential 1960s tracks for Mafia III, the next installment in the popular organised crime game series launching on October 7, 2016 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Mafia III will treat players to an incredible soundtrack of more than 100 licensed songs from an iconic era in music,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “I’m confident that the rich canvas of nostalgic artists and songs that defined the 1960s will further connect players to the immersive open world of 1968 New Bordeaux.”

Mafia III is set in the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux, a reimagined version of New Orleans bustling with activity and complete with era-inspired cars, fashion and an eclectic mix of music from the period.  Players will enjoy over 100 tracks from some of the most memorable years in music, including:

  • The Rolling Stones: “Paint it, Black,” “Sympathy for the Devil” and more;
    ·         Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and more;
    ·         Sam and Dave: “Soul Man” and “Hold on, I’m Comin’”;
    ·         Steppenwolf: “Born To Be Wild” and ”Desperation”;
    ·         Aretha Franklin: “Respect” and ”Chain of Fools”;
    ·         Jefferson Airplane: “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit”;
    ·         Sam Cooke: “Wonderful World,” “Bring it on Home to Me” and more;
    ·         The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and ”I Wish It Would Rain”;
    ·         Cream: “White Room”;
    ·         Johnny Cash: “Ring Of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues (Live)”;
    ·         The Beach Boys: “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Wouldn’t it be Nice”.

For a complete track listing of the licensed soundtrack for Mafia III, visit

“The 1960s marked some of the best years for artistic expression.  From rhythm and blues to the transformative progression of rock and roll, it is critical for us to represent this era accurately and authentically in Mafia III,” said Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at Hangar 13.  “This soundtrack immerses players into a golden age of music that includes some of the greatest and most beloved artists and music of all time.”

In addition to this highly compelling curated soundtrack, Mafia III also tapped two of the gaming industry’s greatest composers, Jesse Harlin and Jim Bonney, who composed an original score that will be featured during gunfights, cut scenes and other in-game moments.  The Mafia III Original Game Score features 26 songs from the game, and will be available for digital purchase from participating online retailers soon. For more details, visit:

The limited Mafia III Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now and is packed with physical and digital items, providing a window into the sights and sounds of 1968 New Bordeaux, including the official soundtrack and original game score on 180 gram vinyl, a collectable art book, art prints, and more.  For complete details on the limited Mafia III Collector’s Edition, visit:

The standard and limited deluxe editions of Mafia III are also available for pre-order.  Those who pre-order any edition of Mafia III from participating retailers will receive the Family Kick-Back, which includes three exclusive lieutenant-themed vehicle and weapon gifts available to players at launch.


2K and Hangar 13 today released Mafia III Inside Look – Burke, the ninth video in an ongoing series providing an in-depth look at the development of Mafia III directly from the team at Hangar 13. In Mafia III Inside Look – Burke, members of the Hangar 13 writing team (lead writer Bill Harms, senior writer Ed Fowler and senior writer Charles Webb) highlight the relationship between protagonist Lincoln Clay and Thomas Burke, the leader of New Bordeaux’s Irish mob who has teamed up with Lincoln to take down the Marcano family.

Catch up on the complete Mafia III Inside Look series on YouTube:
·         Mafia III Inside Look – The Criminal Ecology
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Bringing a City to Life
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Driving in New Bordeaux
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Re-Imagining New Orleans 1968
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Lincoln Clay
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Family
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Cassandra
·         Mafia III Inside Look – Vito

Mafia III  will be available October 7, 2016 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Mafia III is rated PEGI 18. For more information on Mafia III, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and visit

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